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Course Detail

Course Name Automotive Electronics
Course Code 15MEC246
Program B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction: Automotive component operation – Electrical wiring terminals and switching, Multiplexed wiring systems – Circuit diagrams and symbols. Charging Systems and Starting Systems: Charging systems principles alternations and charging circuits – New developments requirements of the starting system – Basic starting circuit.

Ignition systems: Ignition fundamentals, Electronic ignition systems. Programmed ignition distribution – direct ignition spark plugs. Electronic Fuel Control Basics of combustion – Engine fuelling and exhaust emissions – Electronic control of carburetion – Petrol fuel injection – Diesel fuel injection.

Unit 2

Instrumentation systems: Introduction to instrumentation systems – Various sensors used for different parameters sensing – Driver instrumentation systems – vehicle condition monitoring – trip computer different types of visual display.

Electronic control of braking and traction: Introduction – control elements and control methodology – Electronic control of Automatic Transmission: Introduction – Control of gear shift and torque converter lockup – Electric power steering – Electronic clutch.

Unit 3

Engine management systems: Combined ignition and fuel management systems – Exhaust emission control – Digital control techniques – Complete vehicle control systems – Artificial intelligence and engine management – use of microprocessor in Automotives.

Lighting and security systems: Vehicles lighting Circuits – Signaling Circuit Central locking and electric windows security systems – Airbags and seat belt tensioners – Miscellaneous safety and comfort systems.

Text Books

  • Denton T. – ‘Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems’ – Edward Arnold Publications – 2001


  • Knowles D. – ‘Automotive Electronic and Computer controlled Ignition Systems’ – Don, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey – 1988
  • William T. M. – ‘Automotive Electronic Systems’ – Heiemann Ltd., London – 1978
  • Ronald K. J. – ‘Automotive Electronics Handbook’ – McGraw Hill, Inc, – 1999

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